The IAIABC develops resources with insights, information, and tools to help IAIABC members and the workers' compensation community make informed policy, regulatory, and administrative decisions. Following is a collection of highlighted resources addressing current issues and upcoming trends in workers' compensation.
The Self-Insurance Regulators' Handbook provides valuable information on self-insurance regulatory frameworks, considerations, policies, and data to help improve or develop a robust workers' compensation self-insurance program.
Understanding the Opt-Out Alternative examines opt-out in-depth, addressing key assertions of opt-out proponents including comparability of benefits and coverage to provide a framework and fact-based analysis to guide the continuing public policy debate.
Return to work plays a significant role in the health and recovery of the individual, the reduction of disability, and the improvement of productivity and security. This paper addresses specific stakeholder groups in workers' compensation and discusses the benefits to that stakeholder group for encouraging and participating in early return to work.
This resource paper was developed for workers' compensation policymakers, regulators, and industry stakeholders to understand what a formulary is and how it can be used in workers' compensation. The paper explores different approaches to formularies and provides jurisdictional considerations when implementing a formulary.
Reducing Inappropriate Opioid Use in Treatment of Injured Workers is a guide for policymakers and administrators who are interested in implementing policy solutions to reduce inappropriate use of opioids in the workers' compensation system. The Policy Guide discusses ten recommendations jurisdictions should consider when evaluating legislative, regulatory, or administrative policies related to opioid prescribing practices.